Oklahoma teachers and state employees have had enough. On April 2nd, the Oklahoma Education Association has pledged to shut down schools if their demands are not met. Their demands are for long term, sustainable revenue for a teacher, support worker and state employee pay raise, new revenue for classroom operations and restoring funding to Oklahoma's healthcare system.
Here are some quick explainers on what is happening:
We support teachers and state workers seeking decent wages.
Oklahoma has the resources to pay teachers and state workers the wages they are asking for.
Our religious traditions call us to stand with these workers. (Link to religious resources)
Many congregations stand ready to help (Link)